A "portly" individual wearing a Batman costume surprised authorities in the Northern England city of Bradford when he arrived unexpectedly at a local police station to drop off a man wanted for burglary.

The real-life superhero hung around long enough to ensure that the suspected burglar was arrested and properly charged with handling of stolen goods and other fraud related offenses, but then quickly made away into the dark without leaving a trace.

Police released a short statement confirming that a man "dressed in a full Batman outfit" did in fact bring a known fugitive to justice, but said his identity remains unknown.

Of course, if comics have taught us anything, it's more than likely that Bradford's Police Commissioner knows exactly who this guy is.

[CCTV stills via West Yorkshire Police]